The Nonprofit Experience show

The Nonprofit Experience

Summary: The Nonprofit Experience is a podcast project that brings together nonprofit practitioners, supporters, academics, and service beneficiaries for conversations about what it's like to be impacted by the sector. These creative collisions show us that there is no one nonprofit experience, but a whole community of people dedicated to and affected by nonprofit work.

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 Ep 17: What's So Great About Harvard? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:31:02

In our debut episode of Season 2, philanthropist Chuck ReCorr, whose Harvard 100 program provides Triangle-area nonprofit leaders an immersive learning experience, and nonprofit consultant Staci Barfield, a Harvard 100 alum, discuss the value of investing in human capital.

 Ep 16: A Responsibility to Community | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:31:52

Colleagues and collaborators Michael Goodmon and David Joyner discuss their ongoing work in Rocky Mount and get right to the heart of some of the most challenging issues facing not just the town they love, but the entire nonprofit sector.

 Ep 15: Special Episode, Live from the NC Center for Nonprofits Conference | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:45:29

In this special episode, we present a series of pop-up conversations recorded live at The North Carolina Center for Nonprofits 2018 conference, Power Play: Disruption for Good

 Ep 14: A Path From Addiction | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:30:06

Donald Pilgreen and Michael Hopkins of Third Street Education Center discuss the struggles of sustained recovery and the redemption they found through serving others.

 Ep 13: Leading by Listening | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:32:10

Long time friends and colleagues Robert Bush and Michael Marsicano reflect on their careers and the importance of coalition-building to community leadership.

 Ep 12: Telling Your Story | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:28:01

Sarah Battersby of Triangle Community Foundation and NC State's Roderick Brown discuss challenges, expectations and rewards from different sides of the college scholarship journey.

 Ep 11: On The Table | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:35:26

In this special episode, we share conversations from the recent On The Table event in Charlotte, NC, where participants from different backgrounds came together to discuss the legacy and impact of segregation in their communities.

 Ep 10: Rethinking Efficiency | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:30:46

Researchers Jason Coupet and Jessica Berrett discuss their recent paper "Does the Overhead Ratio Measure Efficiency?" and the complex dynamics between academic research and nonprofit practice. To read a translation of their research, visit

 Ep 9: Co-Conspirator/ Life Partner | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:29:28

Longtime friends Nicole Stewart and Heather Yandow reflect on building their collaborative mission and cultivating women in leadership.

 Ep 8: Naming Chairs | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:30:41

Development Directors Caleb Baker and Greg Lowenhagen talk about the evolving blend of outreach and relationship building that goes into creating a sustainable fundraising strategy

 Ep 7: Speaking the Language | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:27:06

Professor Amanda Stewart discusses nonprofit research with Shalina Omar, a graduate student in Linguistics who has recently translated some of Dr. Stewart's academic writing for a nonprofit practitioner audience.

 Ep 6: Life After Directorship | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:29:52

Current and former Executive Directors Ryan Fehrman and Stan Holt discuss the challenges of executing a nonprofit's mission and the unpredictable career paths directors must navigate after stepping down.

 Ep 5: Volunteers Make the House a Home | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:27:47

Executive Director Mona Johnson-Gibson and longtime volunteer Marguerite Rupar discuss establishing and running the Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte, and the role volunteers have played in its survival and success.

 Ep 4: Sad LOL | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:28:58

Communication professionals and former colleagues Molly Rivera and Jen Newmeyer reflect on the challenges they shared and how their careers and expectations have evolved since moving on to new roles in the nonprofit sector.

 Ep 3: The Value of Mentorship | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:28:17

Corporate Social Responsibility Director Jarian Kerekes and Executive Director Sean Garrett discuss their work in Charlotte's nonprofit community and the role mentorship has played in both their personal and professional development.


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